Month: February 2024

marine internships

1. Summer Conservation Intern, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA), Gloucester Point, VA2. Marine Debris Internship, Delaware Sea Grant, Lewes, Delaware3. Internship Opportunities: Coastal Ecology, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Dauphin Island, AL4. Research Internship, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Remote5. Plant a Million Corals Foundation Internship, Plant a Million Corals Foundation, Summerland Key, FL6. 2024 Rachel Carson National INTERNSHIP, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, ME

Fish Ecophysiology MS position- Auburn University

We are seeking interested and qualified applicants for a graduate student (GRA) position at the MS level to work on a project studying the ecophysiology of nongame riverine fishes in the US southeast.  Recent work in our lab has combined respirometry, swimming performance, critical temperature limits, and cellular thermal effects within a species.  We continue to build on this research by investigating a spectrum of species to more broadly study the effects of dams on fishes, and the abilities of fishes to navigate potential passage structures.  At a broader level, our lab is involved in a large-scale, comprehensive study of the influence of dams on riverine fish populations, and the work of this new graduate student will represent an important and integral aspect of that work.

Postdoc and grad student, marine ecosystem modeling, U of Florida

I’m excited to announce that we are hiring a postdoc and two graduate students (PhD and/or MS) to work on one or more ecosystem models with application to forage fisheries, red tide, climate change, and fisheries management.  This an exciting opportunity to join a small cohort at the University of Florida focused on applied fisheries ecosystem models!  Could you please share with your network?  Many thanks!

Postdoc in marine ecosystem modeling, University of Florida

Graduate student in climate and fisheries modeling, University of Florida

M.S. fisheries student for project on rocky-reef MPA project, CA

Position:  M.S. Assistantship – Fish studies in rocky-reef marine protected areas in Northern California

Closing Date:  Feb 18, 2024

Location:  Cal Poly Humboldt (formerly Humboldt State University), Department of Fisheries Biology, Arcata, California

Summary: Seeking a masters student to assist in hook-and-line fishing surveys of rocky reef MPAs and paired reference sites along the Northern California coast as part of the state-wide California Cooperative Fisheries Research Program. The student will develop a research project that builds upon past research and contributes to our understanding of fish ecology, MPA effectiveness, and environmental drivers of fish populations. 

Preferred Qualifications: B.S. in fisheries, marine biology, or related field; highly motivated and independent; experience collecting scientific data on vessels; strong communication and quantitative skills

See full details here 

To apply: Email cover letter, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (if available), and contact info for three references to 


Seasonal Position Announcement – Mohonk Preserve

The Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY is seeking applicants for our seasonal Ecological Field Technician. This hourly, grant-funded position runs for approximately 21 weeks, April-September 2024, for a maximum of 800 hours. Compensation is $20/hour, with available on-site housing.For further details and application instructions, click here: Feel free to distribute this announcement widely. Please contact with any questions regarding the position.Essential Functions:*         Point-count surveys in forested and old-field habitats to assess bird communities.*         Deploying ARUs (Cornell University Swift units) for forest bird bioacoustic monitoring.*         Transect surveys to assess forest salamander communities.*         Forest vegetation, soil, microclimate surveys (including species identification and data collection of plant heights, canopy cover, and habitat quality) using transects, quadrats, soil probes, and other forestry equipment.  *   Vernal pool monitoring including surveying for species occupancy and reproductive success as well as assessing water quality.*         Recording phenology observations on various flora & fauna species throughout the Preserve.*         Record, manage, enter, and perform quality checks on scientific data.*         Perform other related duties to support department and Preserve as assigned by the Associate Director of Conservation Science & Research.Application deadline is Friday, March 1st, 2024. Feel free to distribute this announcement widely. Please contact with any questions regarding the position.

Paid Summer Internship – Fisheries

We are hiring four full-time fisheries research interns to join us within the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences (CFAAS) at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The preferred start date is May 13th and will continue until August 16th with a possibility for extension until December 2024 or transition into a M.S. in the CFAAS program. The starting salary is $15.00/hr.The CFAAS is located in the hilly and forested region of southern Illinois, which includes the Shawnee National Forest, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, areas for hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing and biking, and other outdoor recreational activities. The area lies at the intersection of multiple ecoregions, including the confluences and wetlands of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.Roles and Responsibilities:  *   Assist graduate students and researchers by performing field work to complete fish population and habitat assessments, including surveys, species identification, and data collection as well as assisting with project planning, support, and implementation. This may include boat electrofishing, setting gill nets, and fyke nets.  *   Assist graduate students and researchers by performing data compilation and laboratory work, including assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry, preparing samples for stable isotope analysis, and species dissection and identification.  *   Maintain boats, trucks, field gear, and pond experimental facility under the direction of our lab manager.Required Qualifications and Skills:  *   Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Capable of completing training and continuing to follow the approved methodologies and safety procedures throughout the employment period.  *   Ability to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting, and carrying heavy items.  *   Ability to travel with staff on multi-day outdoor field trips in adverse weather conditions.  *   Possess a valid driverÃ’Â’s license at the time of the interview.Preferred Qualifications and Skills:  *   Ability to use Microsoft Office, such as Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations), and Outlook (emailing).  *   Have completed (or working towards) a degree in zoology, fisheries, or natural resource related majors.  *   Boating experience, fish ID, experience collecting data in the field, and data entry/management skills.Southern Illinois University is committed to providing a welcoming campus where all students, faculty, and staff can study and work in a respectful and positive environment. We invite all individuals with a passion for aquatic sciences to apply and encourage applications from individuals with diverse ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities, and Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals.Please contact Hannah Holmquist ( with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by Friday, March 1st 2024.

Hiring field technicians for Wetland Ecology and Restoration

Dr. Karin Kettenring’s Wetland Ecology Lab is hiring two summer field technicians to assist with graduate student research studying wetland plant restoration in wetlands surrounding Great Salt Lake. The position is based at Utah State University in Logan, UT with daily travel to and from field sites. Technicians will complete a wide variety of tasks including field experiment setup, vegetation monitoring, seed collecting, aquatic plant sampling, and assisting in greenhouse experiments. There are also opportunities to be involved in a lab experiment studying the habitat preferences of the threatened June sucker fish, or a field survey of mountain fens in the Uinta mountains over two, eight-day backpacking hitches. Through this position you will work with an awesome crew of graduate and undergraduate students and gain experience in field-based restoration research as well as time in the lab and greenhouse. You will also learn about wetland ecosystems, plant ecology, data collection methods, and current issues that face UtahÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s wetlands.Prior experience or coursework in plant ecology or restoration is preferred but not required.  Applicants must have an interest in plant or wetland ecology, be willing to learn new skills, and be able to work in strenuous, hot conditions for long periods of time. A driver’s license is required.This position starts in early May and is a variable hour position working 30-40 hours each week, with $12-16/hour depending on experience. The position will go through August, September, or longer depending on the applicant’s availability. There will be occasional long days and some work on evenings and weekends. The deadline to apply is February 9th.Apply using this link: further questions, please contact Lab Manager Sam Kurkowski at

Two REU Positions in Stream Ecosystem Ecology

The Costello Lab at Kent State University is inviting applications for a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates. These positions are part of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. Students will study how the ecology of flowing water ecosystems is influenced by water chemistry. Two successful applicants will join the team of researchers in the Costello Lab exploring the causes and consequences of trace metal and nutrient limitation on stream communities and ecosystems. The REU students will design and complete an independent research project related to trace metals and animal or microbial communities. Areas of active research that applicants could contribute to include examining how trace metals influence rates of microbial processes such as decomposition and nutrient acquisition and investigations on how trace metals affect stoichiometry and nutrient balance in stream algae and macroinvertebrate grazers. REU students will have the opportunity to conduct field work in northeast Ohio streams and develop nutrient analysis lab skills.The position is open to undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and are enrolled in (but not completed) a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Applications are welcome from any academic major, and I strongly encourage students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields to apply. The timing of the 10-week program is flexible with a start date between mid-May to late June. The position includes a stipend of $500/week, housing at KSU, housing for any remote work, and $500 to offset travel to KSU. To apply, please send via email (1) a one-page statement describing your scientific interests, professional goals, and how this REU will support your goals, (2) your resume or cv, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) names and contact information (phone and email) of two professional references to Dr. Dave Costello ( Applications are due March 4, 2024.The REU fellows will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and social events with a broad group of undergraduate researchers at KSU. The KSU Office of Student Research and the Department of Biological Sciences (BSCI) will coordinate activities and programing that will encourage networking, develop professional skills, and expose students to the diversity of active research on campus.If you have any questions, please contact Dave Costello (


Position: Tropical Forest Research Experience – Seedling Census InternDates: March 4, 2024 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ June 28, 2024.Position Description: The Department of Environmental Studies of the University of Puerto Rico – RÃfÂfÒ­o Piedras and the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ-LTER) are hiring up to six (6) full time interns to assist with the 2024 seedling census. The Luquillo site entered the LTER program in 1988 to study the long-term effects of natural and human disturbances on tropical forests and streams in the Luquillo Experimental Forest. The program has a collaborative focus in which many scientists from diverse disciplines share efforts and data to understand ecosystem processes.At the LUQ-LTER, we periodically monitor the community of trees and seedlings to better understand the effects of disturbance on tropical forest dynamics. The seedling census takes place in the 16-ha Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot (LFDP) in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. The intern positions will be primarily fieldwork, but data entry and management will also be an important component. Interns will be expected to: (i) work independently and in small teams of 2-3 on field data collection tasks under the supervision of the LFDP manager, (ii) work in challenging field conditions (e.g., warm, humid climate with high rainfall; steep and muddy areas), and (iii) spend around 8 hours/day in the forest, including hiking multiple hours and long periods of kneeling, crouching, or sitting on the forest floor to collect seedling data. Training will be provided in the census protocol, tree and seedling ID, and data management tasks. While in El Yunque, interns will have the opportunity to learn about diverse aspects of tropical ecology and meet, interact, and potentially assist other scientists involved in the LUQ-LTER program. Please see the LUQ-LTER website for more information.Stipend: $1200 per month to cover food and living expenses. We will provide lodging, but we are unable to provide medical insurance.Qualifications: US citizens currently pursuing their senior year of an undergraduate degree, or recent college graduates, with background in biology, ecology, or environmental science. We seek applicants with fieldwork experience, knowledge of plant identification, and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience working outdoors in tropical ecosystems is useful but is not required. Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite is strongly recommended.We are a bilingual working group and both English and Spanish speakers are welcome. Applicants without all the resources or experience listed are still encouraged to apply.To Apply: Please compile the following materials into a single pdf document and send a single email to Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2024, and continue until positions are filled. Please include Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSeedling Intern Application 2024Ãf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line and ensure that your file is named with the following format:lastname_firstname_seedling2024_app.pdf.Your application file must include: (1) a 500-word letter of intent indicating why you want to work in the tropical forest of Puerto Rico and describing your relevant experience, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Contact information for two references.Please contact us at and with any further questions.

MS Graduate Assistantships (s) in Fire Ecology at Cal Poly

Subject: MS Graduate Assistantships (s) in Fire Ecology at Cal Poly HumboldtDr. Jeff Kane ( is seeking two (2) highly motivated students interested in joining the Cal Poly Humboldt Fire Lab ( to pursue an MS degree in Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt ( Redwood Study (1): This project is supported by a National Park Service grant to characterize fuels following restoration thinning treatments in secondary coast redwood forests in Redwood National Park and examine changes in surface fuels, tree mortality, and recruitment before and after the 2023 Lost Fire.Baker Cypress Restoration Study (1): This project is supported by the USDA Forest Service and will focus on post-fire restoration in Baker cypress forests. This project will involve leading crews to collect seed and monitor populations that have burned in wildfires over the last couple of decades to examine post-fire stand structure and seedling response to inform restoration and management plans for Baker cypress.More Information Here: Due: Feb 15, 2024